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International Air Transport Association Certificate Courses

Last week we had given an overview of the travel profession and had mentioned the advantage of securing International Air Transport Association (IATA) certificates.

The IATA certificates are honoured by all the airlines and travel offices throughout the world. There is a wide variety of IATA Programs.

IATA is a global trade organization, with its head office at Montreal, Canada.

It provides standards and recommended practices for airline operations.

It represents nearly 230 airlines comprising 93 per cent of scheduled international air traffic.

One of its several functions is training. IATA offers several internationally recognized training Programs for all levels of airline management and operations, leading to different diplomas.

Airline operations; safety; marketing; strategic management; fuel efficiency; accounting; and passenger fares and ticketing are some of the areas of training.

The full list of Programs is available on website:

Passenger courses come under IATA or UFTAA (United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations) and cargo courses come under IATA or FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association).

A few of the courses are listed here.

  • Airline Cabin Crew Training
  • Airline Call Centre Training
  • Airline Customer Service
  • Airport Customer Service
  • Airport Operations
  • Cargo Marketing
  • Travel and Tourism Training Program – different levels
  • IATA FIATA Air Cargo Rating
  • IATA FIATA Cargo Introductory Course
  • IATA FIATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) – Initial
  • Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Instructor Refresher
  • IATA FIATA International Cargo Agents Training Program
  • IATA, UFTAA Travel and Tourism Training Program – Level 1: Foundation
  • IATA, UFTAA Travel and Tourism Training Program – Level 2: Consultant
  • Diploma in Advanced Air Traffic Control
  • Diploma in Safety Management for Airlines
  • Diploma in Safety Management for Airports.

For details of training or obtaining clarification, contact
IATA Training and Development Institute, 800 Place Victoria,
P.O. Box 113, Montreal,
Quebec H4Z1M1Canada;
Phone: 00 1 514 874 0202 Ext: 3216;


The main features of a few popular Programs are given below.The payment to be made to IATA for registration is indicated at the end of the description of each Program.

The amount may be less than this when the application is sent through authorised training centres. One can register online.

IATA, UFTAA – Level 1: Foundation

This will provide the candidate with an understanding of the travel and tourism industry in general, the travel professional’s role, the importance of exceeding customer expectations and the role of technology in the travel industry.

One will become familiar with industry regulations, codes, world geography, air fares and ticketing including e-ticketing, visa and health requirements and the styles of tour Programs.

One can undergo the Program after Plus Two. Intensive self- study may take nearly 170 hours. You may attend classes at IATA authorised training centres, which may complete, including practical training, in six months.

There are two papers in the examination.

The first paper deals with air fares and ticketing, including electronic booking.

The second paper touches areas such as general knowledge relating to travel and tourism, travel geography, tour operation, cruises and so on.

On completion of this Program, you will be able to work as members of counter staff in travel agencies and airline offices, junior travel consultants, tour operating professionals and airline personnel.

The service of candidates with IATA, UFTAA International Travel and Tourism Foundation Diploma is one of the requirements for IATA-accreditation for travel agencies.

Class No: TTTG-01

Fee-US $ 545.

IATA, UFTAA – Level 2: Consultant

The Consultant level will help you in understanding more complex operations as well as consultative approach to selling travel and tourism.

Class No: TTTG-09

Fee – US $ 475


International Travel and Tourism Management Diploma – Level 3: Stepping into Management

This qualification enables one to take up responsibilities such as accounting, staff supervision, negotiations and product development.

Class No: TTTG-10

Fee – US $ 445


International Travel and Tourism Senior Management Diploma – Level 4: Senior Management

This course will prepare you for the challenges of an upper-management role and assist you in acquiring a competitive advantage for your business.

Class No: TTTG-11

Fee – US $ 445

The fee for registration can be paid preferably by EUROCARD, MASTERCARD, VISA or AMEX cards.

You should show your name and IATA, UFTAA client ID along with the credit card number, expiry date (month and year) as well as the name of the card holder before sending it by email at

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.